FUNMAT is a newly established national consortium for research within functional materials and nanotechnology and has four senior partners: The University of Oslo; Norwegian University for Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim; SINTEF, Trondheim and Oslo; Institute for Energy Technology (IFE).
The Norwegian PhD Network on Nanotechnology for Microsystems has been established to coordinate, integrate, and strengthen PhD programmes in the field of nanotechnology and microsystems in Norway. Drawing on the strengths of the participating institutions, the objective is to facilitate an expansion in scope and depth of the research training in this field nationwide.
The aim of this Research Council of Norway initiative within nanotechnology and materials technology is to enforce basic knowledge in order to pave the way for new knowledge-based and research-intensive industry, and provide a sustainable revitalisation of established Norwegian industry.
NanoTEST is a collaborative research project which is funded under the EU Seventh Framework Programme for Health 2007. The project brings together a team of lead scientists in Europe, and the overall aim is to develop alternative testing strategies and high-throughput toxicity testing protocols using in vitro and in silico methods essential for the risk assessment of nanoparticles used in medical diagnostics.
The 5-year programme is supported on a solid foundation of courses within physics, chemistry and mathematics. These are combined with courses in electronics and materials science that are oriented towards technology to give a good grounding for further studies in nanotechnology. The programme provides the theoretical basis and knowledge of experimental methods and technological applications of nanotechnology. The social implications of nanotechnology pertaining to ethical and environmental issues are also addressed. The first two years are common for all students in the programme. In the last three years, students choose their main profile from key areas relating to research, business and industry.
The aim of NTNU NanoLab is to establish a cross-disciplinary research environment for researchers within the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, electrical engineering, materials technology and medical research.
This is a multidisciplinary programme at the interface between physics and chemistry. The main focus is on advanced materials, energy, and nanotechnology, but the programme also provides a solid foundation in physics and chemistry. Even though specific courses in physics, chemistry, mathematics, nanotechnology, and computer science are compulsory, there is room for a range of optional courses that you can integrate into the degree.
The master's programme Nanoelectronics and Robotics will provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to develop application specific data and electronic systems from basic building blocks implemented in nanoelectronics, to complex systems consisting of both software and hardware for demanding signal processing and control.
IMST, represents the country's largest academic environment within microsystems technology and is one of the largest research environments within micro and nanosystems. IMST has built up expertise at international level within the specialised area of building methods for micro and nanosystems.
HiVe -Vestfold University College offers a structured PhD Programme in Applied Micro- and Nano systems. The PhD Programme has a normal duration of three years, in which the candidate will attend courses, receive supervision and conduct research. In order to attend the programme, you must have obtained a Master degree, or equivalent, within a relevant field of study. Depending on the research project, you may spread the workload related to the PhD over four years, with 75% of the time spent on R&D and 25% on other tasks, e.g. teaching or work on relevant research projects.